This latest volume, which is scheduled for release in mid-April, will include contributions from the Hammons’ and other experts in various industries that address the growing problem of bullying.
“Bullying happens in the lives of kids every day,” says Tracy Hammons. “It’s a national problem. It’s a problem in our town. But most importantly, it’s a very real problem to very real children. There are strategies that help, tools that can be taught, and solutions that work, but not enough families know about them. Our chapter is about taking Bullyproofing to a new level of awareness, to share what we have learned to help kids break free from being bullied for good.”
BULLYPROOF: Unleash the Hero Inside Your Kid, is a project started by Alex Changho, a martial arts professional and business coach.
“There are many programs out that are meant to help parents and kids deal with bullying,” says Changho. “But so many of them are designed to ‘keep the peace’ or ‘reduce conflict at schools’ instead of actually addressing the real problem. The problem is not bullying in itself. The problem is the negative effects that bullying has on kids. The solution is to bullyproof the individual, by empowering more people, and helping them feel great about themselves. When inevitably the bullying happens, it will be ineffective.”
The Hammons’ involvement in the BULLYPROOF project will bring an effective, working solution to the families of Broken Arrow. Along with the release of the book, The Hammons’ will hold free workshops, resources, and training for the community.
For more information about Jim and Tracy Hammons and Martial Arts Advantage, visit www.martialartsadvantage.net.